BRM Interior Exhaust Smell

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    strong_like_tractor New Member

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    I picked up an 06 Jetta BRM a couple of weeks ago with 80k on it. Today was the first time taking it on an extended drive. Usually my commute is around 10-15 minutes and I notice a little exhaust smell all the time; however on today's drive of around 40 minutes each way there was a strong exhaust smell in the car until the car had warmed up to above 90C.

    I'm suspecting there is a leak in the EGR system or in the exhaust somewhere.

    Thanks
    JP
     
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    strong_like_tractor New Member

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    This afternoon we made the same drive again (soccer tournament) and similar symptoms. To add to this after 30 minutes of continuous highway driving I stopped at a red light and the motor had a very noticeable shake or pulsing, the rpm was constant though.
     
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    Had a further look at things between rain showers and the air filter is pretty sooty - looks like someone flipped it 180 deg at some point. There is also some oily sooty residue on what looks like a heat shield on the back of the motor. This car was a salvage so there is no history on it.
     

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    Look at the EGR cooler. There is a flap that leaks on these and will cause exhaust leak in the engine bay, that will come into the passenger compartment.
     
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    That's what I was thinking. Hopefully my work neighbor will have some time to throw it on the hoist today and I can have a better look.
     
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    If it is the cooler, there are a few ways to solve it. You can do a delete, which will cause an Cel light unless u have it tuned out. you can also weld it up (That is what i am going to do next) or you can use an epoxy (Few threads on TDI Forum cover this process)
     

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